1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143

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Lot 270
1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Sold for € 106,375 (US$ 111,938) inc. premium
1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
Chassis no. 672143
•Delivered new to the USA
•Matching numbers
•Only circa 700 miles since full restoration in 2014
•'As new' condition
•Cosworth five-speed gearbox; disc front brakes
•Registered in the UK




Footnotes

  • This left-hand drive XK120 roadster was delivered to the USA in May 1952 finished in silver with red interior, the same colour combination it has today. No history exists for the period up to 2014 when the car was imported into the UK and immediately sold to the current vendor. Since then the Jaguar has formed part of his 'Springbourne Collection', which features a British car from every decade, this XK120 representing the 1950s.

    In 2014 this XK120 was treated to a full restoration, including a total engine rebuild, by a retired Classic Motor Cars employee. All bodywork and paintwork refurbishment was done by Brookfield Classics and Classic Motor Cars. In essence, this car has been restored by some of the best Jaguar specialists in the Midlands where it originated. The only concessions to modern-day convenience are a Cosworth five-speed gearbox, extended pedal box for taller drivers, bonnet louvres to assist engine cooling, disc brakes to the front, a non-standard steering wheel, and bucket seats.

    The XK was specified to be a practical and fast classic road car. It has been used once at the Shelsley Walsh hill climb but has largely been cosseted as part of the private Springbourne Collection; indeed, only some 700 'shakedown' miles have been covered since the restoration's completion in 2014. Offered with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate and UK V5C registration document, the car comes with an unused red tonneau (matching the hood cover), a jack, and a spare spoked wheel.

    Jaguar XK120 roadster 1952
    Châssis n° 672143

    •Livrée neuve aux États-Unis
    •Numéros concordants
    •Seulement 700 miles depuis sa restauration complète en 2014
    •État « comme neuf »
    •Boîte à cinq rapports Cosworth ; freins à disque à l'avant
    •Immatriculée au Royaume-Uni

    Ce roadster XK120 à conduite à gauche a été livré neuf aux États-Unis en mai 1952 en gris argent avec intérieur rouge, l'assortiment de couleurs qu'il arbore encore aujourd'hui. Il n'existe pas d'historique de la période jusqu'à 2014, lorsque la voiture fut importée au Royaume-Uni et immédiatement achetée par le vendeur. Depuis, la Jaguar a fait partie de sa Springbourne Collection qui met en avant les voitures britanniques de chaque décennie, cette XK120 représentant les années 1950.

    En 2014, la XK120 a subi une restauration complète, avec réfection totale du moteur par un ancien employé retraité de Classic Motor Cars. Toute la carrosserie et les garnitures ont été refaites par Brookfield Classics et Classic Motor Cars. En résumé, cette voiture a été restaurée par quelques-uns des meilleurs spécialistes Jaguar des Midlands d'où elle est originaire. Les seules concessions au confort moderne sont la boîte de vitesses Cosworth à cinq rapports, l'extension du puits de pédalier pour les grands conducteurs, les ouïes de capot pour améliorer le refroidissement, un volant non conforme et les freins à disque à l'avant.

    La XK devait devenir une classique pratique et rapide pour la route. Elle a été utilisé une fois à la course de côte de Shelsley Walsh mais a été essentiellement dorlotée dans la collection privée Springbourne. En fait, la majorité des 700 miles de rodage ont été couverts depuis la restauration en 2014. Vendue avec son certificat du Jaguar Heritage et ses papiers d'immatriculation UK V5C, la voiture est également accompagnée d'un couvre-tonneau rouge jamais utilisé (assorti à la capote), d'un cric et d'une roue de secours à rayons.
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1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
1952  Jaguar  XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 672143
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